Tracy Gillman is creative arts practitioner specialising in performance and creative writing. Founded the performance arts company; Beg Borrow Steal, concentrating on new writing, devised performance and creative arts practice working closely with the Tyneside Irish Centre and the Workers Education Association.
Awarded a number of research and development grants from Arts Council England and has received bursaries and a Studentship from Newcastle University for MA and current PhD studies.
Works with Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on main house theatre projects and with the Education and Participation Department as a director and dramaturge for Live Theatre’s award-winning projects for young people and emerging writers, including FIRST DRAFT and WRITE-UP.
As a writer: THE FENCES; exploring the effects of climate-change on a small North-East community, BRIDGET AND THE WREN; a play developed with the Irish Elders community on Tyneside, BEGGING FOR IT; performances of seven short plays by new and emerging writers.
Currently working on THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SPOONS: a narrative poem for performance exploring four intersecting lives on Tyneside in 1919 and the impact of their revolutionary activity on themselves and their communities.